Advantage Assam: Need infrastructure growth to provide umbrella advantage

The Advantage Assam Summit on February 3-4 is the largest-ever investment promotion and facilitation initiative by the Assam government. The two-day event showcased the state’s manufacturing opportunities and geostrategic advantages to foreign and domestic investors. The summit has been organized by the Assam government, in association with industry body Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce […]

APSC cash-for- job scam: Police should not bog down under pressure

Assam Police recently arrested as many as 22 officers recruited by the Assam Public Service Commission (APSC) for their alleged involvement in a cash-for-jobs scam. The officers included those from Assam Police Service (APS), Assam Civil Service (ACS) and allied services posted in various districts. Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal commended the police for the […]

Right to Privacy: A new found freedom

After the Triple Talaq verdict, the Supreme Court’s judgment on right to privacy has created another milestone. The August 24 judgment is a landmark verdict as it puts right to privacy as a fundamental right, protecting under the Article 21 of the Indian Constitution. The nine-judge bench delivered the verdict as “Privacy is the constitutional […]

‘Time for TV media to introspect; be strong to safeguard democracy’

With the easy availability of 24-hours television news, the term ‘media’ is familiar to everyone.  For a democratic nation, media is regarded as the ‘fourth pillar’ of democracy. For a successful democratic set-up, media has to play a very significant role – a watchdog of the government’s style of working. But, is the present-day media […]

Women’s participation in Assam politics needs an upward thrust

Women’s participation in politics is a matter of discussion for political analysts since a long time. For Assam, the scene is still the same as it was years back. While the term ‘political participation’ doesn’t confine to just exercising the right to vote or contesting an election; it also means having a wider deliberation on […]